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Aesthetics go for a toss? Piddly si baatein is the latest entrant into a world of mainstream Hindi cinema where the toilet as a physical presence has stepped in almost as a character. The melodious number is belted out by Amitabh Bachchan in Shamitabh. Why was the song shot inside a toilet when it could have been shot anywhere? Some directors obviously have a different take on 'entertainment.' What do viewers feel? Shoma A. Chatterji finds out 28-Feb-2015
Films in time capsule India is the largest producer of films in the world but many classics that are milestones in the history of Indian cinema are in danger of extinction. The newly established Film Heritage Foundation in Mumbai strives to reverse the trend. Shoma A. Chatterji reports 15-Feb-2015
Water Wars: An empty cup Life without water is unimaginable. But its availability, taken for granted, is in a crisis. The looming shortage has the potential to create conflicts among regions and communities in the near future. The recent UN International Conference on Water and Sustainability in Zaragoza, Spain, was a wake-up call to the problem. Ranjita Biswas reports 08-Feb-2015
Parsis: A death-rite at peril There are roughly 500 Parsis in Kolkata. But sadly, even this small community finds it difficult to maintain their age-old death ritual owing to a drop in the number of vultures and other problems. Anusua Banerjee reports 06-Feb-2015
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